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Speeding through rehab, Greinke primed for early return

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07:05 AM ET 05.09 | Good news, Dodgers fans. [Zack Greinke] said he would like to return from the disabled list by the next time the Dodgers play the Padres, which is June 3. "I don't know when that is, but probably," Greinke said. It sounds as if he could be back even before that. Greinke threw his second 60-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and the Dodgers have clocked his fastball as high as 90 mph, a good indication he won't need an extended minor-league rehab assignment to rebuild arm strength. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said it's possible Greinke's next trip to the mound could be in a minor-league game. That could have him returning within three weeks, more than two weeks earlier than the original timeline of eight weeks.

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May 9, 2013  08:07 AM ET

Would the Pads put Quentin into the lineup against Greinke if he's back then?
That boy Carlos is so dumb that he thinks they named it Sand Diggo because kids like to play at the beaches.

May 9, 2013  09:23 AM ET

That would be a boost for a Dodgers franchise that needs anything it can get.

May 9, 2013  09:23 AM ET

I could see that mattingly if possible would pitch Grienke just before SD series so he would miss that first SD series .On the other hand Grienke probably wants to pitch in SD series. If he hits someone the fireworks could start again.

May 9, 2013  09:45 AM ET

I hope he learned his lesson and stops being a headhunter, the damn dirty savage.

May 9, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Can he hit?

May 9, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I hope he learned his lesson and stops being a headhunter, the damn dirty savage.

Yeah, Quentin gets hit 20-30 times in a full season and it's Greinke's fault.

May 9, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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Yeah, Quentin gets hit 20-30 times in a full season and it's Greinke's fault.

This guy gets it.

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May 9, 2013  02:19 PM ET

Did Quentin charge the mound those 20-30 times. Sounds to me he crowds the plate and on swing steps toward plate. pitchers have to pitch inside to keep hitters from diving over plate. If he did that against Bob Gibson or Don Drydale or Nolan Ryan he would end up with a big welt on his upper ribs or back, and would dare a hitter to come after them.

May 9, 2013  02:49 PM ET
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Did Quentin charge the mound those 20-30 times. Sounds to me he crowds the plate and on swing steps toward plate. pitchers have to pitch inside to keep hitters from diving over plate. If he did that against Bob Gibson or Don Drydale or Nolan Ryan he would end up with a big welt on his upper ribs or back, and would dare a hitter to come after them.

Nolan Ryan almost noogied Robin Ventura to death, but Dave Winfield laid the boom upon him first.

May 9, 2013  03:15 PM ET

Greinke twice hit Quentin with pitches when they were in the American League. And whatever Greinke said Thursday ???was the final straw,??? Quentin said. ???That could have been avoided as well.???

If the pitcher hadn???t said anything, ???There???s a chance I don???t??? charge the mound, Quentin said. ???Like I said, there is a history there, which is the reason I reacted like I did. Who knows what happens if he doesn???t say anything or if he motions that it wasn???t intentional????

Asked if he expects repercussions, he added: ???You want to look at my history? It???s never happened to me before. You know how many pitches I???ve been hit by? So, I don???t know. You can tell me.???




Quentin is the only player Greinke has hit 3 times.



I hope Greinke hits him again and Carlos messes up the other shoulder.

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May 10, 2013  05:34 AM ET

mattingly can't control this group of mindless morons. The draft dodgers are in a tough place. They can't hire a no nonsense manager b/c their best players are too lazy to change. They can't keep a pushover like mattingly b/c the players don[t respect him.

Either way it's fun to see them in last place.

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